Furniture of Statement by Clive Christian

As years progress, the one personal detail called style has slowly become obsolete. Yes, that’s quite right. Style has become the filler, the accomplice of something much more important: your statement pieces. Whether they are shoes or jewelry or words of wisdom, making a statement & being unique has become highly prioritized in today’s society. It’s all…

The Lost Art: Proper Social Etiquette – New York City

Etiquette could be defined as a set of rules by which one considers the needs and wishes of others first. Rather like an extension of the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Bearing this in mind, one concludes New Yorkers are, by and large, not a religious lot….

Scenes Of A Rustic Summer

Seasonal scents of jasmine and honeysuckle invade the air. The sun unravels its rays over scenes of cobblestones and faded wrought iron gates. And while fireflies take to the black cashmere sky, nightly warm breezes accompany and push laughter wafting from festivities even further across the panorama. And in those countryside estates or villas in…

Harbingers of Design: Fromental Wallpaper

I am proud to say that I have found the Charles James of wall coverings or the haute couture of interior design. The brand is FROMENTAL, the product is sublime and really beyond my writing abilities as no matter how much I try, I will never fully do the product justice. In all my years,…

Facial Fantasies From Fornasetti

A dynasty of dynamic simplicity, the classification of contemporary & chic has become increasingly popular.  But one name from the past has somehow found its niche in this category of modernity. Something alluring, something artistic. Black & white.  The name Fornasetti. Italian painter & interior decorator Piero Fornasetti started his company with a series of 6 white plates…

Sinfonía de Volúmenes by A-cero

Created by Spanish architectural firm A-cero & located on the periphery of Madrid, Sinfonía de Volúmenes is exactly what its name implies: a grand symphony of contemporary elegance. Giving the impression as if it’s naturally emerging from the land like a rock, the home is dominated by neutral colors with a natural stone & textured aesthetic….

World Curiosities via Creel and Gow

In what can only be described as the most tasteful 21st century version of “Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe,” I present to you Creel and Gow. The shop is a veritable treasure trove of items, which range from the simplest tiger eye sphere to the most elaborate deconstructed crustaceans better known as a lobster and huge…

The Lost Art: Proper Social Etiquette – Vienna

“Etiquette is just a matter of common sense with a large dose of kindness.” I do not know who said this, but I fully agree. Not everybody can be expected to have read Debrett’s, Emily Post or Adolph Knigge and act accordingly, but everyone can be expected to think about what is the appropriate way…

If Walls Could Talk

During the European Renaissance, nobility decorated their homes with tapestries while aristocrats saw the birth of wallpaper. Centuries & many styles later, wall coverings have evolved, but wallpapers have survived into the 21st century. In a world where there always seems to be something better, there actually is when it comes to home renovations. Today,…